Settling in Salt Lake City

If Alex and Kirk were jealous of Mary for getting to fly on an airplane, wait until tomorrow when we show them the little silver sports car we get to drive!


Mary was just super excited to be in a hotel and have her own bed she doesn’t have to share with her sisters!


Somehow because of our points package, room service was included the first night.

I told her to enjoy that because it’s not happening again!

But it did make things easy for settling in after our long day – and gave us leftovers for lunch tomorrow.


She finally settled in with a book about slavery, as any young girl would read for bedtime material.

For those of you who don’t know, what she is wearing on her head is a silk hat.  She and Anber sleep in these hats to protect their black hair from breaking or their braids from getting too fuzzy too soon.  It’s just a part of being black, and a part of caring for their hair.  They are so grown up!


She is finally asleep now.

We are so worn out!

It was a very exciting day.

We have plenty of plans and book signings and meetings that start tomorrow, so I am glad she finally settled down to get some sleep.

I am so thrilled she is feeling so special and enjoying herself!

Look at the view we have outside our hotel window!

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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